Brightkite Blog - Brightkite and Facebook now Connected

December 29th, 2008

 

Today we are excited to announce the addition of Facebook Connect! Some of you may have noticed Facebook Connect (beta) live on the site for a few weeks, with your help we worked out the bugs and today it is official.

 

What is Facebook Connnect and why does it matter? At a basic level it lets you easily share what you are doing on Brightkite with all your friends on Facebook. With this release you can update your Facebook status and/or publish your location, notes and photos directly to your news feed.

 

Connect your Facebook account now:

 

On Brightkite visit your Account Settings, click on the Sharing tab.

Authorize Facebook by clicking the link next to all 3 steps.

Choose your Facebook cross-posting options and click save.

This of course is just the beginning, there is much more to come in terms of Brightkite/Facebook integration. In the meantime stay tuned by connecting your Facebook account, becoming a fan of Brightkite on Facebook and letting us know what you think.

 

NOTE: While authorizing Facebook it’s important to complete all 3 steps.

 

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Posted by Brady Becker at 1:41 PM in Facebook, Product Comments (27)

 

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Rick Bakas · 406 weeks ago

If I've been using the beta version, how can I switch to the new version?

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Brian Layman · 406 weeks ago

Done! This was nicely put together. The steps on the integration process look clean, neat. and very professional. Well done.

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Max · 406 weeks ago

I love the new Facebook integration, but I'm starting to become overwhelmed with managing all of these "statuses". There's one for Facebook, one for Twitter, one for Brightkite, and just about every other social network. I would like my notes from Brightkite to just show up in my feed along with the place kind of like they post to Twitter. Keep up the good work!

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Andrew · 406 weeks ago

Great! Now I can stop using Loopt. I had stopped using brightkite because loopt already had this...so now maybe I'll come back!

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Brady Becker 52p · 406 weeks ago

Update: We just added the ability to make status vs feed an option per action type. For example my checkins go to my news feed, notes and photos to status, etc...

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Mary Hunt · 406 weeks ago

After a year of trying and testing many social networking sites I have settled on Brightkite, Facebook and Twitter as my 3 favorites. And now that Brightkite updates both Facebook and Twitter this is like icing on the cake! I love it! You folks at Brightkite are the BEST!!!!!

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Amber · 406 weeks ago

Although I do love your work...you are not making it easy on me. I am now going to be more sidetracked than ever. If you weren't so successful at what you do, than I may get some work done. (excellent!!) I am a firm follower and fan. Love your work. 

 

I definitely have to agree with Mary.

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Mark Smithivas · 406 weeks ago

For some reason when I first followed your steps above, the integration seemed to work smoothly. But now when I checkin, my news feed is no longer updated in FB.

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Dave · 405 weeks ago

This is simply amazing, and you are making it too easy. Like Andrew I was using Loopt for something similar to this before, but now that brightkite is able to do this with facebook I will use brightkite now. Much easier to work than I thought. Will keep you updated with any ideas or problems I have. 

 

Thanks again 

Dave

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Jim Halligan 9p · 404 weeks ago

hey all, this is great stuff here. quick question- i have my check-ins set to post into my FB news feed, but it seems to lump the items (checkins) all into one day. for example- if i checked into 5 places on any given day, it would always show the last place i checked into and next to the feed item would be a link for 'Show 4 More Posts'. 

 

dont know if thats on the FB side, but i'd like to see each checkin be an individual item in the feed. that way, when i post a picture or note folks can see that it came a few minutes after i checked in someplace. 

 

i guess friends could see where i was if they clicked through on the item- but i wanted to know if there was any way to avoid all my checkins getting grouped together?

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FBUser · 378 weeks ago

Please make a setting so you select which friends within Facebook that can see you location. For instance, if a FB app there is an option to share with your network, a certain friendslist, etc. Right now with this set up everyone on FB can see where you are...frightening!

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Super Silver · 308 weeks ago

I like the suggestion of being able to select settings for Facebook, Twitter, etc. Privacy is a serious concern for everyone! You can't be too careful these days.

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David Fernseher · 283 weeks ago

Great we just connected our Facebook Account to Brightkite, works very well.

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